Wyoming

Hellie's Tepee Pools - Hot Springs in the U.S.

12/23/2018

I love to spend all day long doing nothing special other than soaking and lying down.

It must be better if there is good geothermal water.

Such place is in the State of Wyoming.

Buffalos

In the Hot Springs State Park, you will find herds of the American bison, commonly known as buffalos.

Lone Bison Bull

Photo by J. Stephen Conn - Lone Bison Bull (2009) / CC BY-NC 2.0

The number of buffalos in North America before the Westerner's settlement are estimated 60 million.

A bison was one of major food sources among American Indians, so that it has a history of being aggressively killed in order to integrate Indians into the U.S. administrative system.

Old Health Resort

Exterior 1

There are three facilities in the park for bathing.

It might be unlikely for a private facility to draw mineral water from the source and operate it in a public park, even if it is not in the United States where environmental administration is very strict.

Exterior 2

In short this was an act of vested interest, however these facilities are now facing a crisis of survival as the park is being redeveloped.

Around Water Outlet

Hellie's Tepee, with its domed roof, is getting old.

I liked the distinctive atmosphere.

Teplee-like ceiling

There are large indoor pools under the dome.

Inside Water Slide

The water slide is for children, but the water comes from the mineral source is authentic, not chlorinated.

Water Outlet

The water temperature of the largest pool was around 95 degrees F.

This smaller pool was around 104 degrees F.

Indoor Pool

All spa facilities in the Hot Springs State Park use the same thermal water from a source, but the appearance differs depending on the condition.

Adding tap water makes it transparent; oxidation makes it opaque as time passes.

Indoor Hot Tub

I like the steam bath the best in this facility.

Hot mineral water strongly gushes out to the room, full of smell of volcanic gas.

Steam Room & Sauna

Alpaca
Is this safe?
I don't care.
Capybara

Outside Water Slide

The water temperature in the outside pool was 94 degrees F.

Next to the pool, there were the step-like three hot tubs.

Outdoor Pool

The temperature was around 106 degrees F; suitable for soaking.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Hot Springs State Park Bathhouse nearby is complimentary, but you have to exit in a 20-minute as a rule.

Only with $12.50, Hellie's allows you to spend all day long, doing nothing special other than soaking and laying down.

Summary

Hellie's Tepee Pools, Thermopolis, Wyoming, U.S.

Rating

  • Style
    Walk-in
  • Rule
    Clothing required
  • Chlorination
    Not detected
  • Water Temp
    Up to 106 degrees F

Official Website

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